First Steps of Lawn Irrigation

February 09, 2015

First Steps of Lawn Irrigation

What do you want?

The first thing to do when preparing for lawn irrigation installation is think about your landscaping. How do you want your landscaping laid out, where will you need your irrigation system? Are there obstacles that may play a factor in the layout? Are you having a system installed in an established landscape? All these questions will help you figure out the best installation plan for your property.

In order to get a good idea of how you want your system to be placed you can start by sketching out your boundaries. Plan out your landscaping and this will make it easier to figure out what types of system you need in each area. More than likely you will have more than one watering zone. And there may be zones that require more water than other zones.

Factors to Consider

The cost of lawn irrigation installation varies. The cost depends on many factors. There are also things that can come up during installation that can change costs.The first factors to consider are the size of your lawn, the size of your house, the amount of landscaping, the amount of zones you need and the grade on your property.

The materials that you use will also vary by brand and quality. For example, the timer you choose to run your system automatically may range in price based on the features.In order to protect your system from cold elements and damages that occur, your lawn sprinkler contractor will need to winterize your system, which will cost extra. You should always keep in mind routine maintenance for the future as well. Sprinkler heads and valves will need replacement from time to time in order to keep the system running smoothly.

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